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Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Technologies, 2D Drafting, AutoCAD, CAD, Industrial Tech, interior design, Ladue Middle School, Mac

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

Vectorworks ‘Polls’ Ahead in Design Software Survey

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/7/16 10:52 AM
While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology. Read More

Topics: 3D workflows, Android, Architecture, Competitionline, Nemetschek Allplan, Planet Vectorworks, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, 2D, 2D workflows, 3D, 3D Studio Max, Apple, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, CINEMA 4D, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017

Temporary Structures, Infinite Intrigue: Exploring Scaffolding

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/21/16 11:58 AM
We’re always excited to learn more about unique applications of our software, from designing bicycles and perfume bottles to acoustics, which is what led us to John Murphy from Events Scaffold Resources, Inc. Murphy is the mind behind scaffolding structures at events like the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ESPYs, and uses Vectorworks Spotlight software to make it all happen. After starting out as CAD operator for architecture firms, he transitioned to a field that he admits is a bit out of the norm. “I really enjoy this work,” Murphy says. “I’ve studied all forms of drafting and this is just such a unique discipline.” Read More

Topics: Entertainment, ESPYs, scaffolding, X Games, X Games Los Angeles, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, Dew Tour, Events Scaffold Resources Inc., X Games Austin

3 Reasons Why I Prefer Vectorworks Software to Competitor Products

Posted by Guest Author on 1/8/15 11:50 AM
By Edwin Espinoza, Landscape Architecture Intern at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: DWG, Education, Edwin Espinoza, geographic information system, Renderworks, Rhino, Side Modifier tools, site design, Site Model, Vectorworks, 30-day trial, 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, CAD, Getting Started Guides, GIS, Heliodon tool, IFC, Landmark, Landscape, PDF, University of Maryland

An Unexpected Application of Vectorworks Software

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/31/13 10:16 AM
Fish farm hatcheries designed by Plastsveis AS. Image courtesy of Plastsveis AS. Read More

Topics: Architecture, #myuniquework, Plastsveis, Reidulf Øien, Renderworks, Solidworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D, 3D Modeling, AKVA Group, aquaculture, AutoCAD, Dakantus AS, fish farming

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